Are The Dallas Cowboys Set At Wide Receiver?

    The Dallas Cowboys WR position looks like it's all but set for the 2016 season, but they might just feel as if there is a need for an upgrade from what they have on the current roster.

    One of the more interesting aspects of the NFL to me is analyzing each individual position and then determining whether or not that particular position is in need of an upgrade.

    So far, the have done a pretty good job of filling holes through , and with maybe the exception of and backup , there really aren't any glaring needs to be addressed.

    It seems as if a lot of focus has been placed on improving the and figuring out the position, but I think another position could possibly be in need of an upgrade. We all witnessed firsthand last season, when went down with an , exactly what the position looks like, and I think we can all agree that we were left wanting more.

    Bryant should be fully healthy and ready to go once the off-season activities kick off, but what about the rest of the receivers currently on the roster?

    Let's take a look at the depth chart as I see it:

    1. Dez Bryant 6'2″, 220 lbs.
    2. 6'2″, 208 lbs.
    3. 5'8″, 180 lbs.
    4. 6'3″, 215 lbs.
    5. 6'3″, 200 lbs.
    6. 5'9″, 163 lbs.
    7. 6'2″, 224 lbs.
    8. Rodney Smith 6'5″, 220 lbs.

    Obviously, Bryant is the #1 wide receiver on this team and a top 10 player at his position. It would probably be wise to take things slowly at first once and is underway, just to make sure that he is fully recovered from his off-season foot surgery. There is no question about his status with the team or if he will be ready to go once the kicks off.

    Williams is the #2 wide receiver for the Cowboys, but his inconsistencies have been frustrating. Some games it looks as if he has finally put everything together, whereas others it looks as if he forgot that he was even on the field. Williams is in the last year of his rookie contract and the Cowboys could be looking for someone to challenge him for that #2 wide receiver spot.

    Cole Beasley found a role for himself in the slot and to me has locked down that #3 spot on the . I don't think he has to worry about his job because he has earned the trust of the and . He has also proven himself to be a mismatch for opposing defenses, often times being the main target to convert in those third-down situations.

    Brice Butler could possibly benefit the most from a full off-season working with a healthy Tony Romo, and as things stand now I have him slated as the #4 wide receiver. Butler showed flashes last season that he can be the deep threat that this team has been without for what seems like forever. He has natural hands to catch the ball away from his body and the speed to run past opposing corner backs. Look for Butler to challenge Williams for that #2 receiver spot if the Cowboys decide not to address the position through the draft.

    Devin Street's time with the Cowboys should probably come to an end. He hasn't been able to prove he deserves playing time and the fact that he doesn't contribute on could mean he's playing for a different team in 2016. Personally, I've seen enough of Street that I'm comfortable saying it's time to move on.

    Lucky Whitehead is an intriguing player because he can be a dangerous weapon in the open field, but because of his short stature he is best suited to play out of the slot, a position Cole Beasley has a firm grasp on. Like Street, Whitehead could be the low man on the totem pole if the Cowboys decide to draft a receiver, but because he could be the Cowboys main return man, he has a better chance to earn a roster spot.

    Vince Mayle and Rodney Smith have the size that the Cowboys seem to covet in receivers, but they could be nothing more than camp bodies and would have a long uphill battle to even earn a spot on the .

    A drafted rookie receiver just knocks them down another spot on the depth chart and all but eliminates them from making the team.

    So, as you can see the Cowboys will more than likely try to upgrade the position through the draft and there are several players that could be of interest to them. It all depends on what round they choose to draft a receiver.

    If the Cowboys do decide to draft a receiver, who do you want to see wearing a star on their helmet in 2016?

    Brian Martin
    Brian Martin
    Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.


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    Trade down, grab an extra pick or two and draft Treawell



    Randy Martin

    As much as I dislike Terrance Williams I don't see WR as a big enough need to draft an early guy. The earliest I would look would be our comp pick in the 4th round and then in the 6th. Some of the guys I like are Tajae Sharpe, Charone Peak, De'Runya Wilson, the other Michael Thomas from Southern Miss., and Demarcus Robinson.